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Tuesday March 18, 2014

The LA Times Uses Robot Reporters

This can't be good. When the world is overthrown by robots, who will be there to warn us?

Ken Schwencke, a journalist and programmer for the Los Angeles Times, was jolted awake at 6:25 a.m. on Monday by an earthquake. He rolled out of bed and went straight to his computer, where he found a brief story about the quake already written and waiting in the system. He glanced over the text and hit "publish." And that’s how the LAT became the first media outlet to report on this morning’s temblor. "I think we had it up within three minutes," Schwencke told me.